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Material Handling Conveyors

Conveyors

Whether it be for manufacturing processes, moving primary materials, finished goods or work in process, conveyors need to move, sort and position product accurately, in a way that is both repeatable and safe.

Utilizing increasingly smaller and robust on-machine components, Mitsubishi Electric’s material handling solutions improve energy utilization and space efficiency for modular conveyor systems in both primary and secondary processes, allowing OEMs to mount controls directly on the conveyor without the need for cabinets. Innovative controllers feature quick connect cabling and IP67 rating for mounting without a cabinet, and many network options to fit most application requirements.

Material Handling Sortation

Sortation

Sorting disparate sized packages requires high-speed networking to databases, fast response in servomechanisms and highly tuned controls to ensure diverter trays and conveyors are well coordinated. Today’s postal, freight and warehouse e-commerce systems are rapidly changing the requirements for servo, VFD and PLC technologies. As new communication technologies emerge to interact with cloud based inventory and sortation algorithms, the iQ-R series controllers have evolved to provide the utmost in response and data integration. Moreover, smaller parcels and next day deliveries have forced many companies to rethink sortation models and systems in order to reduce labor costs, freight costs and damage rates.

Automated fulfillment centers now require on site sortation and rapid fill rates that require highly responsive controls and automated pick and pack operations. Mitsubishi Electric provides the material handling solutions necessary to handle these tasks.

Material Handling Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (ASRS)

Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (ASRS)

High-speed PLC communications to host pick and place systems are a must in warehouse operations, and so is highly responsive and reliable drive technology. Because ASRS systems must accelerate to maximum speeds under varying load conditions, we designed the MR-J4 amplifier with advanced real-time auto-tuning technology. It automatically senses load changes and can alter PID gains accordingly. No matter the load characteristic, you can attain maximum performance when you utilize the MR-J4. Vibration compensation allows for running during degrading conditions and for predictive maintenance when limits are sensed. When a common DC bus is required, our FR series drives integrate with our FR-XC series converters to provide a full material handling solution, complete with regenerative power and harmonic suppression.

Material Handling Robotics

Robotics

Whether moving bins, raw materials for part transfer, or finished goods packing, palletizing or picking for shipments, Mitsubishi Electric has a range of articulated arm robots that can accommodate payload and response characteristics to suit any application need. This material handling solution offers environmentally robust ratings, and a range of offerings for easy selection.

Even more importantly, integrated programming with the iQ-R and iQ-F Series of PLC programming software allows robot instructions to reside within the PLC program that controls infeed and outfeed materials, or provides stand-alone robot controller instructions.

Communications over Ethernet to line controllers or cell control systems provide optimum configurability for automated material handling solutions in manufacturing processes or in logistics operations.

Material Handling Palletizers and Stackers

Palletizers and Stackers

Whether optimizing stacker placements or maximizing palletizer throughput, Mitsubishi Electric controls the complex movements of servos and robots to improve demand response while mitigating load shifts and improving height and reach, creating an intuitive material handling solution.

The iQ-F Series compact PLC controls the palletizing robot, as well as the servo amplifier or variable frequency drive that is moving the conveyor. Improving cycle times, changeovers and reducing footprint. Real-time status and diagnostics can be displayed on the GT21 Series HMI, or monitored remotely.

Material Handling Cranes

Cranes

Safety and efficiency are critical in both industrial and commercial crane operations. Mitsubishi Electric has patented unique anti sway and load based speed control algorithms in the FR-A800-CRN VFD to ensure stability and predictability of load movements in both overhead and gantry cranes.

Paired with iQ-F Series controllers and GOT HMI, the VFD delivers precise control interfaced with operator and/or computer-based commands for faster load and unload operations.

Anti-vibration and continuous auto-tuning provide highly reliable performance with adjustable tolerances to mitigate faults and offer predictive maintenance functions, creating a material handling solution for crane applications.

Material Handling Hoists

Hoists

Light trolley or manually operated hoists require the same anti-sway safety features of larger crane material handling solutions. Features such as safe torque, load sensing and quick brake setting ensure safety for the operator and reliable load control. The Mitsubishi Electric FR-A800-CRN VFD supplies all these features and easy connectivity to PLC or radio frequency command systems.

Paired with iQ-F Series controllers and GOT HMI, the VFD delivers precise control interfaced with operator and/or computer-based commands for faster load and unload operations.

Anti-vibration and continuous auto-tuning provide highly reliable performance with adjustable tolerances to mitigate faults and offer predictive maintenance functions.

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